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Coin type: Sixpence George IV Third Issue
Description

This sixpence type was struck between 1826 and 1829 only. Its design is the same as the shilling coin issued between 1825 and 1829; they only differ by their size and weight (the sixpence is exactly half the weight of the shilling).

Composition: 0.925 silver (0.0841 oz ASW).

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-type ofSixpence Sub-types
Face value6 (x Penny)
Years produced1826 - 1829 CurrentNo (demonetised 1990)
Material0.925 Silver Designer
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)2.8276
Obverse

Bare head of King George IV facing left; around above, GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA; below, the date.

Obverse inscription

GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA [year]

Reverse

At centre, the Royal crest, a lion standing on the crown; around, BRITANNIARUM REX FIDEI DEFENSOR; below, a rose, thistle and shamrock united.

Reverse inscription

BRITANNIARUM REX FIDEI DEFENSOR

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Sixpence George IV Third Issue: Photos

Coin - Sixpence, George IV, Great Britain, 1829
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Coin - Sixpence, George IV, Great Britain, 1829
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List of 4 coins of type: Sixpence George IV Third Issue from United Kingdom
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Sixpence 1826 Third Reverse 689,040 King George IV Portrait by William Wyon (Bare Head) GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA [year]
Sixpence 1827 166,320 King George IV Portrait by William Wyon (Bare Head) GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA [year]
Sixpence 1828 15,840 King George IV Portrait by William Wyon (Bare Head) GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA [year]
Sixpence 1829 403,920 King George IV Portrait by William Wyon (Bare Head) GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA [year]